The Arabian Nights

A fancy bar in Dubai must have a view — the poshest places sell not only cocktails but also the feeling of having the city at your feet. Prices match this ambition.

Most of the bars have happy hours from 5pm to 8pm and a ladies’ day on Tuesday. A ladies’ day does not mean that men are not allowed, it simply means that female guests get complimentary drinks.

A glamorous bar inside the Burj Al-Arab hotel is famous for the view and for unique cocktails. It is also the cheapest way to get inside Burj Al-Arab. Reservation is required and there is a minimum spend of 100 AED (each of the signature cocktails costs around the same).
Burj Al Arab868, Jumeirah RoadUmm Suqeim 3 - 366, Jumeirah, Dubai
This bar has a sea view, a private beach and a pool. A nice place to sip a cocktail watching the sunset, or to hit a party at a weekend night. Every Tuesday, Zero Gravity is offering complimentary pool and beach access to ladies all day long (reservation via email required) 
15/3, Al Falea StreetJumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah, Dubai
One of the oldest and the most popular beach bars has recently opened a new pool. On weekends there is always a party with a DJ or a live band. 
242/3, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud StreetDubai Harbour, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah, Dubai
Set on the 71st and 72nd floors of JW Marriott Marquis, the world’s tallest hotel, Vault has a fantastic view and an exclusive atmosphere. During the happy hour from 5pm till 7pm the bar offers drinks from 30 AED. Like many bars in Dubai, on Tuesday Vault greets ladies with complimentary drinks and the place might get very busy. 
JW Marriott Marquis2, Happiness StreetBusiness Bay - 346, Za'abeel, Dubai
Commercial building11 floors
Pier 7 is a 7-story building with a restaurant on each floor. Cuisines vary from Latina to Asian. Stunning views of the city skyline, the Dubai Marina and the Arabian Gulf. 
70a, Al Marsa StreetDubai Marina, Jumeirah, Dubai